January 08, 2018

More Vamos LRVs for Bielefeld

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BIELEFELD public transport operator MoBiel has placed a €90m order with a consortium of Heiterblick and Kiepe Electric for 24 additional GTZ8-B Vamos high-floor LRVs.

The metre-gauge vehicles will supplement the 16 Vamos LRVs delivered in 2011-2012, and will enable MoBiel to withdraw its ageing M8C trams, which are more than 30 years old. The 35m-long 2.65m-wide LRVs will be used on lines 2 and 4, where Vamos are already in service, as well as Line 3, which will be adapted for the new vehicles.

Leipzig-based Heiterblick will produce carbodies, while Kiepe Electric will provide electrical equipment for the order. Deliveries will begin in early 2020 and will take two years to complete.

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